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Diceros bicornis ssp. longipes

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PERISSODACTYLA RHINOCEROTIDAE

Scientific Name: Diceros bicornis ssp. longipes
Species Authority: Zukowsky, 1949
Parent Species:
Common Name/s:
English Western Black Rhino, Western Black Rhinoceros

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-08-05
Assessor/s: Emslie, R.
Reviewer/s: Knight, M.H. & Adcock , K.
Justification:

The last extensive survey of possible rhino range in the last known range state, Cameroon in 2006, failed to find any rhino or signs of rhino (dung, spoor or signs of feeding) but did find evidence of widespread wildlife poaching and local rhino monitors faking rhino spoor in the absence of any surviving rhino. There have not been any reports of any sightings or signs since 2006. Given the wildlife poaching taking place, lack of political will and conservation effort by Cameroon conservation authorities in the past, and increasing illegal demand for rhino horn and associated increased commercial rhino poaching in other range states, it is highly probable that this subspecies is now extinct.

History:
2008 Critically Endangered (IUCN 2008)
2008 Critically Endangered
2003 Critically Endangered (IUCN 2003)
2003 Critically Endangered
2002 Critically Endangered
2000 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: Emslie, R. 2011. Diceros bicornis ssp. longipes. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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